workshop

The Art of Tea Blending

The Art of Tea Blending

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Snacks, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is extremely rare.

About your host

Hi there! I'm Claire. A teamaker, taster, anti-snobbery tea enthusiast, and gentle host. I'm passionate about creating special experiences for people around tea. I'm a tea trainer/educator at Smith Teamaker in Portland, where blend formulation and magic happen on a daily basis. I've worked in the tea industry since 2011.
Claire
Claire
Claire
Claire

What we’ll do

We'll begin with a brief 101 on Camellia sinensis (the tea plant), as well as an overview of herbal ingredients commonly used in the tea industry. Next, we will taste through a line up of white tea, green tea, and mostly herbals, as well as a few natural flavors and oils. As a group, we will note their qualities while learning some common flavor descriptors. Expect to see common ingredients like…

What I’ll provide

Prepared Tea
We'll be tasting a fair amount of tea together. (Please eat a decent breakfast!)
Tea & tools for blending
I'll provide premium loose tea and herbal ingredients, blending tools and packaging for your new 2 oz.+ tea blend.
A light palate cleanser
Such as nuts or crackers. Please let me know if you have any restrictions and I'll be happy to accommodate you.

Claire
workshop
$68 per person
$68 per person